The Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee plans to release a draft Farm Bill at the end of August.
During a Farm Bill listening session in Maine this week, Representative Glenn GT Thompson told the Hagstrom Report he plans a markup “in mid-September,” but only if the leadership has told him what week the bill will be scheduled to come up on the House floor. However, that depends on when House leadership will schedule floor time for the bill. The Pennsylvania Republican told attendees of the listening session, “This farm bill is going to be bipartisan, bicameral, on time and highly effective,” adding, “Now the time part, we only control the House, we do not control the Senate, but we are doing our job.”
The House Agriculture Committee is holding additional listening sessions, including one Wednesday (today) at FarmFest in Minnesota. The current Farm Bill expires at the end of the Fiscal Year, September 30, 2023.